Empowering Children Through Music
One Note at a Time

Bravo Waukegan Community Music Festival

Open to the Public, Free of Charge
Saturday, October 2nd
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Weiss Field, Waukegan High School
100 N. Lewis Ave.

Join us as we celebrate music in the schools. The event features the Bull Dog Marching Band, Mariachi Band, IL Brass Band, and Singers

Food Trucks, Face Painting, Concession stands


What We Do

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Research confirms that a musical education improves academic success — it literally changes the brain by enhancing cognitive development.

We also know that students who learn music develop important qualities including persistence, motivation, concentration and the ability to successfully work alone or as part of a group.

Bravo Waukegan actively supports students of the Waukegan public schools by partnering with the fine arts administration to fund opportunities to grow through music. Bravo provides resources for supervised, creative programs that take place in school, after school and during the summer.

Bravo's Impact


Students Impacted
Each Year

$ 475,000

In Donated


Underwritten Private
Music Lessons


Students Sponsored in Afterschool Mariachi

Bravo's Programs

Bravo’s unique programs support music students in primary, middle and high school.
Bravo underwrites music lessons, supplies loaned instruments
and funds programs and after-school clubs.

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Bravo Buddies

A summer music camp offering four weeks of private music instruction and unique field trips focused on music

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A culturally relevant music enrichment after-school program complimented by public student performances

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Bravo collects donated instruments and purchases instruments for Waukegan’s music program

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Student Concerts

Bravo coordinates and sponsors student performances in the community throughout the year

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Bravo offers access to the cultural arts, as well as a variety of educational events and opportunities for students and teachers
Bravo offers access to the cultural arts, as well as a variety of educational events and opportunities for students and teachers

Bravo’s commitment has directly impacted so many hard-working and hopeful families who are dreaming big and looking for ways to realize their dreams.
—Waukegan Parent

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Volunteer with Bravo Waukegan

Volunteer with Bravo

Generous supporters and volunteers enable Bravo to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many Waukegan students. Thank you for supporting our programs financially and with your time. Together, we are making a positive impact on the education and learning experience of many young people.